The Boombox Collection: Zion I
Stephen Gaines is a father of 3 young black boys growing up in Oakland, CA. He is also known as Zumbi, the frontman of the prolific underground hip-hop duo, Zion I. In this intimate portrait and performance piece, Zumbi reflects on his legacy and the question of artistic integrity vs. mainstream success. The film is part of The Boombox Collection, a series of shorts about the pioneers of hip-hop.
Released in partnership with HipHop DX
Director Mohammad Gorjestani
Producer Malcolm Pullinger
Director of Photography Mike Gioulakis
Editor Carson Porter